Sunshine Coast bans all watering, moves to Stage 4 restrictions – CBC

Our neighbors to the north have moved to banning all outside tap water use. I assume we are not far behind. Or should be!

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) declared Stage 4 water restrictions Tuesday morning, banning all outdoor tap water use, effective Thursday, Aug. 13. It’s believed to be the first region in B.C. to enact such a ban. Residential and commercial water users are subject to the new rules, as the district says only commercial food growers with farm status and water meters are exempt from the ban. (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sunshine-coast-bans-all-watering-moves-to-stage-4-restrictions-1.3186965

Vancouver places 30,000 sandbags along waterfront as ‘king tide’ looms – Canadian Press

Vancouver braces for high tide coupled with storm surge. This is exactly the issue that climate change scientists warn about becoming more frequent as the climate continues to warm. It’s not so much about the mid points of the swings, but that we will continue to have higher highs and lower lows.  I have not heard of any precautions being taken on the Washington side of the Strait.

Some 30,000 sandbags line a stretch of low-lying waterfront land in Vancouver, placed by city workers in a bid to protect local homes from an anticipated king tide. The task was completed by about 45 workers in advance of Wednesday’s forecasted weather event, which could coincide with the same type of high winds and heavy rains that have already cut power to thousands of residents across the south coast and flooded streets. Justin Smallbridge reports. (Canadian Press)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-places-30000-sandbags-along-waterfront-in-anticipation-of-king-tide/article22018557/

Craft beer breweries straining Vancouver sewage system – CBC

Another water pollution issue that needs to be addressed north of the border.

Trouble could be brewing for the B.C. Lower Mainland’s burgeoning craft beer industry, as Metro Vancouver claims microbreweries are overwhelming the sewage system. The region wants bylaw changes that could force brewers to pay to deal with organic matter produced through fermentation, saying many of the new businesses are pumping out more than just great suds. (CBC)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/craft-beer-breweries-straining-vancouver-sewage-system-1.2703147

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